CUI BONO ? – Uncovering the System of Illegal Trade in Celtic Artifacts from the Balkans to Western Europe

Fascinating article by Vojislav Filipovic of the Serbian Institute of Archaeology which investigates the illegal trade in Celtic artifacts from the Balkans to western Europe, the falsification of official documents facilitating their sale, and the ‘respectable’ western auction houses which ultimately benefit from the destructive, immoral and illegal business of trafficking in our cultural heritage. 

https://www.academia.edu/41217196/Cultural_Heritage_of_Humankind_-_Cheap_Goods_for_the_Auction_Houses?fbclid=IwAR1sZUD44VT87oh84fy7Vrnj04xA_JtfA_-Q_4M0plhwr2bR45TVmn5PSHQ

 

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Balkan Celtic Warrior Burial from Kladovo (e. Serbia)

Inventory of a Balkan Celtic warrior burial excavated at Ajmana, near Kladovo /  Кладово in the Bor district of  eastern Serbia. Grave goods in the (cremation) burial, which dates to the 1st century BC, included metal and ceramic vessels, knives, spears, and a ‘sacrificial’ curved dagger (Sica).

Cremation - Celtic warrior, 1st c BC, excavated in Ajmana, vicinity of Kladovo, eastern Serbia. two spears, curved sica knife, two more iron knives, some bronze and ceramic vessels.

 

 

On Balkan Celtic Sacrificial Curved Daggers / Sicae see: https://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/curved-sacrificial-daggers/